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FFD Workout – DO This at Home!!

by Sean Croxton & Brett Klika

Happy Friday, peeps!

It was kind of a busy week here in UW Land. Allyson and I didn’t get a chance to film a new video for Friday Fun Day.

BUT I went through my iMovie and found a ton of footage Brett and I filmed for The Underground Workout Manual.

So I put about 10 exercises together in the video below, moving back and forth from upper- to lower-body. Do them as a circuit or just use them for ideas for creative, new stuff to add to your routine.

This footage is from the first round of Workout Manual filming. We ditched this cheap stuff and went with a professional cameraman/editor for the manual available now.

The Underground Workout Manual is LOADED with over 80 exercise videos.

Minimal equipment needed.

Twelve weeks of workouts.

Five days a week.

You never do the same workout twice!

And it’s only $39.

Order your manual HERE!

Happy Weekend. See you Monday!

Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss

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Friday Fun Day Workout: The Slackline!

by Sean Croxton & Trevor Dye

Happy Friday, my friends!

So, I have always been really curious about how good (or bad) I would be at slacklining.

Well, I certainly found out yesterday as I made my first attempt at walking the tightrope.

That stuff is hard!

To make sure I didn’t fall and break my neck I met up with slackline expert Trevor Dye of Yoga For Posers and Hale Holistic. I’m glad he was there to spot me and show me the ropes!

No, we’re not in the gym getting our fitness on as we usually do on Fridays. Instead, we’re playing! More people need to go outside and play.

Try this out. It’s a little scary at first but it’s quite the challenge. And to be honest, I’m kinda addicted. I can’t wait to do it again.

Safety first. Be sure to have a spotter.

Have an awesome Halloween weekend! Don’t eat too much candy!

Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss

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FFD Workout: Med Ball Madness!

by Sean Croxton & Brett Klika

So, I was gonna blog today about a very interesting book I have been reading called The Devil in the Milk. But it’s been such a busy week that I thought I deserved to kick back and relax a bit.

Instead of blogging, I decided to make Friday come early. Why not!

In today’s early edition of Friday Fun Day, Brett Klika, author of The Underground Workout Manual, takes me through some Med Ball Madness.

As Brett says, you don’t need fancy equipment to exercise. You can use anything. Just Work Out!

Brett’s masterpiece includes:

* 12 weeks of workouts
* 5 days a week
* Never do the same workout twice
* Instructional videos for every single exercise
* Cardiovascular exercise program
* Cool-down/stretching routine with videos
* Printable exercise log to track your progress
* Simply awesomeness!

If you haven’t ordered The Underground Workout Manual yet, click HERE to learn more!

Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss

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The Day

by Sean Croxton

I can’t believe this day is finally here.

It seems like just yesterday when I first sat down to write a book. That was almost seven years ago. It was a survival guide for college students looking to avoid the Freshman Fifteen. I got about 6 or 7 chapters deep, and for some reason I just stopped writing. I always said I would go back and finish it but I never did.

Then, a couple of years ago I began writing a new book. This one was called Why You’re Fat, Tired, and Sick. Same thing happened. I got about 50 pages into what I thought was some of the best writing. But I couldn’t finish. There was some kind of block on my brain that would not allow me to finish what I had started. It was the epitome of self-sabotage.

My dream of becoming an author goes back to my childhood. My Mom and Dad took reading and education very seriously. I can recall being 6 or 7 years old and getting books in the mail about Abe Lincoln, Louis Pasteur, and The Civil War. As a treat, Mom would take my brother and I on trips to the library. And as I got older I would always find myself wandering around the local Walden Books store absolutely mesmerized by the many shelves of books, titles, and names. I knew that one day I would have my own book – that I would one day become an author.

Today is that day.

Writing a book is not easy. As my writing coach Luke Shanahan says, writing is like a heavyweight boxing match. It’s long. It’s grueling. And it will knock you out in a split second if you don’t keep your guard up.

The last 5 months have been an all-out war. I took plenty of lumps and learned a lot of lessons. My respect for authors has grown exponentially. Writing is a lonely, arduous process. It will kick your butt all over the ring. But like Rocky Balboa says in one of my favorite movie scenes, “you take the hits and keep moving forward.” Once the fight is over and the final bell rings, the triumph of finishing far outweighs the punishment taken.

The biggest lesson this journey has taught me is that there is seldom a goal that can ever be reached without the help of others. In the past, my failures were not only due to an inappropriate mindset but also a lack of teamwork. I had been trying to do everything by myself. Life doesn’t work that way.

Between every round of a boxing match, the boxer returns to his corner where his team awaits to give him the advice and encouragement he needs to keep moving forward.

The Dark Side of Fat Loss isn’t just my book. Yeah, my name is listed as the author, but it would have never come to being without a strong team. I owe these people so much for their hard work and tutelage. The people in my corner included:

* Luke Shanahan – Writing Coach
* Carrie Medeiros – Graphic Designer
* Dr. Marla Brucker – Peak Performance Coach
* Stephanie Matos – Research
* Allyson Drosten-Brooks – Underground Cookbook Coordinator
* Brett Klika – Author, The Underground Workout Manual
* David Sinick – Marketing
* Karl Cossio – Web Design
* Andy Anderson – Underground Workout Manual video filming/editing
* Denise the VA – Underground Workout Manual assistant
* Evelyne & Nathalie Lambrecht – Proofreaders
* The Real Foodists from around the world who submitted recipes/videos

The people above were the difference between winning and losing. I am very grateful for everything they put into this project.

As elated as I am right now, it is not over yet. Yeah, I know I’ve got this fight won, but the final bell has yet to sound. That happens tonight at 5pm PT/8pm ET on UW Radio when we launch DSFL, make the website live for orders, and take you on a journey to The Dark Side.

Thank YOU so much for your support. Without you – the readers, listeners, and viewers – none of this would have ever happened.

My dream will come true. In a matter of hours, I will become an author.

In the meantime, I’ll just keep dancing around the ring with my arms held high.

At 5pm PST tonight, the bell goes ding.

This is how winning is done.

Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss

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FFD Workout: The Underground Workout!

by Sean Croxton & Brett Klika

I know! I’m a day behind with this one. My Friday was tied up with moving into a new apartment. Love my new place!

Today’s (or yesterday’s) Friday Fun Day is a lesson in isometric creativity, as Brett Klika, author of The Underground Workout Manual, challenges my core, balance, and toughness.

Be sure to do this one with a friend. Doing it by yourself would be, well, interesting…


Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss